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Leaf Lanterns

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Leaf Lanterns

Using recycled plastic bottles, these leaf lanterns are mess free and showcase the colours and shapes of different types of leaves around us. 

Materials Needed:

  • Leaves
  • Plastic container or similar
  • Contact paper 
  • Scissors
  • LED tea lights

What To Do:

  • Start by collecting a bunch of leaves. 
  • Cut the bottom of a plastic container. 
  • Cut the contact paper to fit around the plastic container that you previously cut. 
  • Peel the back off the contact paper and have children place leaves all over.
  • Once the leaves have been stuck onto the contact paper, stick it onto the outside of the plastic container. 
  • Tap it down to ensure it sticks. 
  • Add the tealight inside the plastic container and watch the leaves glow. 

Hints and Tips:

  • When sticking leaves, leave space around each leaf in order for it to better stick onto the plastic container. 
  • Hang these around the room and light them up during rest time. 
  • These can also make gifts for families during special occasions.  


Created On May 31, 2023 Last modified on Monday, May 29, 2023
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